January 16-18th, 2025

Charlotte, North Carolina

Your story needs to be shared.

At the hope*story conference, we believe that what you’ve been through isn’t wasted when you share it with someone else. Join us for an inspiring event where you’ll learn how to write your story, grow you social media following, and build a career as a hope*writer.

You belong!

Come to Charlotte in January for three days of amazing content, connection, and community at the 2025 Hope Story Conference.

Leave feeling encouraged and inspired, knowing that you have a powerful message to share with the world. You'll also walk away with a clear action plan on exactly what to do next.

Don't miss this opportunity to ignite your passion and start your journey toward creating a lasting impact. Join us and become part of a community dedicated to spreading hope and making a difference.

Discover Your Story

Everyone has a story worth telling. Our conference will guide you through a journey of self-discovery, helping you uncover the hidden gems in your life experiences. You’ll learn how to identify the pivotal moments and lessons that define your unique journey.

Craft Your Message

Once you’ve discovered your story, it’s time to shape it into a compelling message. Our expert speakers and workshop leaders will provide you with the tools and techniques to structure your story effectively. You’ll gain insights into storytelling frameworks, writing tips, and presentation skills to ensure your message resonates with your audience.

Share with Impact

Your story has the power to change lives. We’ll teach you how to share your narrative in a way that inspires and motivates others. Whether you’re looking to write a book, start a blog, deliver powerful speeches, or simply connect with those around you, the Hope Story Conference will equip you with the confidence and skills to make a meaningful impact.


our keynote speaker

We'll announce more speakers to come, but we are so excited to announce our first keynote speaker, Jess Connolly

Jess Connolly

We are delighted to announce Jess Connolly, a remarkable author and inspirational speaker, as our first keynote speaker at the 2025 hope*story conference. Jess is the creative force behind influential books like "Wild and Free," "You Are the Girl for the Job," and "Tired of Being Tired."

In addition to her significant literary contributions, Jess, along with her husband Nick, has played a pivotal role in the establishment of Bright City Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where they nurture a vibrant community with their four children.

Jess is the visionary founder and lead coach of Go + Tell Gals, an organization committed to empowering and equipping women. Moreover, Jess is the engaging host of "The Jess Connolly Podcast," where she shares invaluable insights and inspiration.

Jess Connolly's mission is to inspire her generation to stand in awe of God's grace and purpose. Her passion for family, women's empowerment, the study of God's Word, and the local church shines through in her work.

Join us at the hope*story Conference to hear Jess Connolly's inspiring message.

our location

We are honored to partner with Mercy Church to host the hope*story conference.

Mercy Church

The conference will be held at Mercy Church, located at 7200 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. This welcoming and accessible venue provides the perfect setting for our gathering, offering ample space for workshops, keynote sessions, and networking opportunities.

For your convenience, we recommend the following local hotels:

Courtyard Charlotte Waverly:

6319 Providence Farm Ln, Charlotte, NC 28277

Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Waverly:

7415 Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte, NC 28277

Hyatt House Charlotte / Rea Farms:

9930 Sandy Rock Pl, Charlotte, NC 28277

We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful location where you can connect with like-minded individuals and immerse yourself in an environment of growth and inspiration.

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General Admission Ticket

  • ​Lowest price on our in-person ticket

  • Access to all keynote sessions

  • Access to all workshop sessions

VIP Admission Ticket

  • ​Lowest price on our in-person ticket

  • Access to all keynote sessions

  • Access to all workshop sessions

  • Special VIP luncheon

  • Early entrance to keynote sessions

  • Access to all 2024 hope*story conference recordings

We Have A Limited Number Of VIP Tickets Available Now That Include:

  • ​VIP Swag Bag

  • ​15 min earlier access for the sessions so you get the perfect seat.

  • Catered Q&A lunch with some of our speakers on Friday.

  • ​Exclusive Access to Beyond 6 Figures Break Session Tracks. Learn from several of our speakers who have built their businesses beyond 6 or 7 figures for a behind the scenes look at their businesses and the ability to ask them your questions!

  • ​Advanced Registration to our Nashville Experiences options

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